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Oregon State rolls to second win of the season

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The #9 Oregon State women's basketball team cruised to a 94 to 50 win over the Portland Pilots to claim their second win of the early 2015-16 season.

He may not always look so happy but Coach Scott Rueck has to be pleased with how the 2015-16 season has begun
He may not always look so happy but Coach Scott Rueck has to be pleased with how the 2015-16 season has begun
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For the third game of the season Oregon State completely controlled the game from the opening tip.  In a Monday evening match up in Portland, Oregon the Beavers outscored the Portland Pilots 27 to 8 in the first quarter, scoring the first nine points of the game.  This opening barrage was then followed by a 20 to 8 second quarter allowing Oregon State to take a comfortable 47 to 16 halftime lead.

Portland was able to come out with a closer third quarter, but Oregon State was still able to outscore the Pilots in all four quarters, and at the final buzzer OSU prevailed 94 to 50.

The individual stats, while maybe not quite as impressive as the win over Longwood last Friday still were impressive in their depth of play.  Jamie Weisner led the way with 22 points, hitting 7 for 10 from the field and 3 for 5 in 3-point field goals.  Weisner was followed by Gabriella Hanson who had 14 points, Breanna Brown with 12 points, and Marie Gülich with 10 points.  Gülich also had 10 rebounds for a double-double, which again bodes well for the Oregon State inside-the-paint game.  And even if Ruth Hamblin did not have a spectacular night scoring, she only scored 8 points, she did contribute 8 rebounds; and Oregon State's points in the paint was indeed impressive as OSU outscored Portland 46 to 12.  All but two of the Beavs who had playing time scored, in yet another well balanced offensive attack.

Oregon State as a team shot 51% (32-63) from the field, making 7 for 15 of their 3-pointers, and converted 23 of 27 free throws.  As with Friday's performance OSU completely dominated on the boards, out rebounding the Pilots 46 to 19.  Defensively Oregon State held Portland to 30% (14-47) and very impressively the Beavers outscored the Pilots 24 to 7 on points off turnovers (OSU had 14 turnovers to Portland's 19).

Oregon State play next at home against UC Riverside, Sunday at 2:00pm, before leaving for San Juan, Puerto Rico to play in the San Juan Tournament November 27-28.

Go Beavs!